A Little Romance was the 13th episode of Season 1 of The Golden Girls TV series, also the 13th overall series episode. Directed by Terry Hughes and written by Barry Fanaro and series co-executive producer Susan Harris, it originally aired on NBC-TV on December 14, 1985.


Rose has been dating Dr. Jonathan Newman and begins to think their relationship is leading to the altar. However, she begins to have second thoughts, especially since he’s a little person. Meanwhile, Sophia goes away for her grandson’s graduation.

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Notes and TriviaEdit

  • Tony Carreiro, who plays the waiter in the restaurant, returns later in the season to reprise his role as a waiter. He returns once more in a fifth season episode entitled 72 Hours to play Rose's doctor.


Dr. Jonathan Newman: Hello, I'm Dr. Jonathan Newman.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Are you absolutely sure?

Blanche Devereaux: Oh! Oh, I have never been so embarrassed in my entire life. I made a fool of myself, didn't I?
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Yes!
Blanche Devereaux: Well, I feel awful, just awful!
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: Listen, if you don't want tonight to turn into a total disaster, you have to stop being so self-conscious.
Blanche Devereaux: Oh, well you're right, of course. Dr. Newman is a guest in our home. If I'm self-conscious, he'll be ill at ease. I can't allow that to happen. It would be... un-Southern.
Dorothy Petrillo-Zbornak: That's a good belle.
Blanche Devereaux: Dorothy, get the door. [picks up the tray of hors d'euvres and walks through the kitchen door. To Dr. Newman and Rose] Shrimp? [keeps walking in a circle so she can go right back in the kitchen]

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